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Shredded Life

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Below is the poem entitled Shredded Life which was written by poet Zaida Ruiz. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Shredded Life

Your silence only 
ampliphies the lies
And keeps problems and 
doubts well fed
Comfort and trust
quickly sicken and die
What's left is a shell of a 
memory
a life 
Shreds of things we've 
built together
Float through the still, stale 
air
of betrayal
a desolate place where 
decisions are hard
and consequences seem 
heavier
than the mistakes that 
gave birth to them
In these periodic moments 
of paralyzing sadness
I consider jumping off 
the side of this island
Into the unknown
with nothing but a leaky 
raft
of pain, broken oars to 
guide myself further into 
solitude and the leftover 
vows we couldn't keep

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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 4:38:00 PM
    Awesome!

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 10:02:00 PM
    Heartfelt poem written here, congrats on your feature, love debra

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 9:39:00 PM
    Congrats with your feature, another amazing poem!!! Such talent.

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 2:03:00 PM
    ZAIDA, congratulations with your awesome featured poem of the week... enjoy your day :-) PD

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 9:33:00 PM
    Zaida, may I quote your words from this poem to someone? These words are exactly the ones I wish to use, but wasn't able to eloquently bring them to the surface as you have done. I don't want to just steal them. Not when you have done your justice to them. So, may I quote them, please? This is in the realm of majestic poetry. One love. Joy Wells

    Ruiz Avatar Zaida Ruiz
    Date: 9/17/2012 6:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Joy! Thank you for your very kind words and encouragement. Yes, you may quote me and thank you for asking. I would be honored.
  1. Date: 9/12/2012 5:04:00 PM
    Ill fav this one.

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 4:51:00 PM
    Only the spirit of truth writes this eliquently.

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 2:35:00 PM
    A crackin write of felt poetry !